Jenna Hauck

A group from Project Dance moves to the song ‘Grease’ during the tap dance portion of the 68th annual Chilliwack Lions Club Music and Dance Festival at the Cultural Centre on Feb. 12, 2015. Friday, April 29, 2022 is International Dance Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of April 24 to 30

International Dance Day, Hairball Awareness Day, Hug A Plumber Day all coming up this week

A group from Project Dance moves to the song ‘Grease’ during the tap dance portion of the 68th annual Chilliwack Lions Club Music and Dance Festival at the Cultural Centre on Feb. 12, 2015. Friday, April 29, 2022 is International Dance Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Cat rescue organizations are “drowning in cats” that have been surrendered by owners because they can’t find pet-friendly housing, said Christy Moschopedis of FCM Community Cat Trappers. (Darren McDonald)

Fraser Valley rescue organizations ‘drowning in cats’ due to lack of pet-friendly housing

Nearly 80% of cats in 4 Chilliwack shelters are owner surrenders, says cat rescuer

Cat rescue organizations are “drowning in cats” that have been surrendered by owners because they can’t find pet-friendly housing, said Christy Moschopedis of FCM Community Cat Trappers. (Darren McDonald)
A passerby smiles as she strolls by The Book Man’s new cat adoption window as store owner Amber Price gives Butters the cat some attention on Thursday, April 14, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Cats now sold at Chilliwack book store through new adopt-a-cat program

The Book Man’s cat adoption window lets folks meet felines in need of a home

A passerby smiles as she strolls by The Book Man’s new cat adoption window as store owner Amber Price gives Butters the cat some attention on Thursday, April 14, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Curtis Spencer gets some air during the Vedder Mountain Classic bike race on May 11, 2019. Tuesday, April 19, 2022 is Bicycle Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of April 17 to 23

Bicycle Day, Velociraptor Awareness Day, Blah Blah Blah Day all coming up this week

Curtis Spencer gets some air during the Vedder Mountain Classic bike race on May 11, 2019. Tuesday, April 19, 2022 is Bicycle Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Founder of Unique Get Together Society, Debra Abraham, (second from left) chats with others – including Minister of State for Childcare, Katrina Chen (right) – during an announcement for a new childcare centre in Chilliwack on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

‘Bringing every child together’: New childcare centre in Chilliwack will be accessible, inclusive

Unique Get Together Society adding 36 daycare spaces in Chilliwack with $1.2-million provincial grant

Founder of Unique Get Together Society, Debra Abraham, (second from left) chats with others – including Minister of State for Childcare, Katrina Chen (right) – during an announcement for a new childcare centre in Chilliwack on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack Fire Department was called to a barn fire on Carey Road on Wednesday, April 13, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE: ‘Fortunately, there were no animals’ in Chilliwack chicken barn when it caught fire

Chicken barn ‘completely destroyed’ by blaze on rural property near Fraser River, says fire official

Chilliwack Fire Department was called to a barn fire on Carey Road on Wednesday, April 13, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Adam Degenstein turns his horses around while competing in the 100th annual Chilliwack Plowing Match at Greendale Acres in Chilliwack on Saturday, April 2, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Turning the sod on the 100th annual Chilliwack Plowing Match

1,000 people came out to celebrate a century of competitive plowing in Chilliwack

Adam Degenstein turns his horses around while competing in the 100th annual Chilliwack Plowing Match at Greendale Acres in Chilliwack on Saturday, April 2, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Near the No. 3 Road exit as seen from Highway 1 on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Canada China Chamber of Commerce donates $5,650 to farmers affected by floods

Money went to BC Agriculture Council’s ‘Fund for Farmers’ to support B.C. farming community

Near the No. 3 Road exit as seen from Highway 1 on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Jellyfish swim in a tank at the Ucluelet Aquarium on Oct. 27, 2020. Sunday, April 3, 2022 is World Aquatic Animal Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of April 3 to 9

World Aquatic Animal Day, New Beer’s Eve, Tell A Lie Day all coming up this week

Jellyfish swim in a tank at the Ucluelet Aquarium on Oct. 27, 2020. Sunday, April 3, 2022 is World Aquatic Animal Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Police seized large quantities of illegal drugs believed to be methamphetamine, fentanyl and crack cocaine during a March 30, 2022 investigation. (RCMP)

Chilliwack Mounties shut down illegal drug trafficking operation, 2 men arrested

Large quantities of drugs believed to be methamphetamine, fentanyl, crack cocaine seized

Police seized large quantities of illegal drugs believed to be methamphetamine, fentanyl and crack cocaine during a March 30, 2022 investigation. (RCMP)
Folks take in Ted Driediger’s solo exhibition Drawn to Clay at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Dec. 9, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Artists wanted for 2023/2024 exhibitions at Chilliwack Cultural Centre

Priority given to artists who have not yet exhibited, says Chilliwack Visual Artists Association

Folks take in Ted Driediger’s solo exhibition Drawn to Clay at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Dec. 9, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Jackson Kuhn, 7, of Chilliwack gave away a bunch of his books to other kids on Friday, March 25, 2022. (Jenn Kuhn photo)

Chilliwack boy, 7, spends spring break giving away own books to other kids

Jackson Kuhn decided to hand out books he no longer reads to fellow young readers

Jackson Kuhn, 7, of Chilliwack gave away a bunch of his books to other kids on Friday, March 25, 2022. (Jenn Kuhn photo)
Amber Price of Chilliwack was one of more than 30 B.C. citizens to receive a Medal of Good Citizenship. (Amber Price/Facebook)

Fraser Valley woman receives B.C. Medal of Good Citizenship

Amber Price of Chilliwack says she’s ‘deeply humbled and honoured’ to be recipient

Amber Price of Chilliwack was one of more than 30 B.C. citizens to receive a Medal of Good Citizenship. (Amber Price/Facebook)
The sun shines down on a dandelion clock in Chilliwack on April 16, 2013. Monday, March 28, 2022 is Weed Appreciation Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of March 27 to April 2

Weed Appreciation Day, International Pillow Fight Day, Black Forest Cake Day all coming up this week

The sun shines down on a dandelion clock in Chilliwack on April 16, 2013. Monday, March 28, 2022 is Weed Appreciation Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Some of the members of Spirit Abreast include (from left) Elaine Perrin, Dolores Brewer, Delrose Thomas, Janet Morrison and Ingrid Bates. They are seen here at Cultus Lake on Saturday, March 19, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Breast cancer survivors needed to build Spirit Abreast dragon boat team in Fraser Valley

Team to host meet-and-greet, excited to get back on Cultus Lake after 2 years without paddling

Some of the members of Spirit Abreast include (from left) Elaine Perrin, Dolores Brewer, Delrose Thomas, Janet Morrison and Ingrid Bates. They are seen here at Cultus Lake on Saturday, March 19, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Grade 3 students from Watson Elementary were out at Vedder Park on Thursday, March 17, 2022 doing their ‘kindness project.’ (Shelley Burke photo)

Chilliwack kids spread warmth on rainy day with ‘kindness project’

Watson Elementary students handed out small gifts to folks at Vedder Park

Grade 3 students from Watson Elementary were out at Vedder Park on Thursday, March 17, 2022 doing their ‘kindness project.’ (Shelley Burke photo)
Grade 4 and 5 students from Little Mountain elementary move a log off to the side in a Chilliwack forest on Thursday, May 27, 2021. Monday, March 21, 2022 is International Day of Forests. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of March 20 to 26

International Day of Forests, Waffle Day, Make Up Your Own Holiday Day all coming up this week

Grade 4 and 5 students from Little Mountain elementary move a log off to the side in a Chilliwack forest on Thursday, May 27, 2021. Monday, March 21, 2022 is International Day of Forests. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
A semi truck went off Highway 1 westbound and into the centre median on Friday, March 18, 2022. (Submitted)

Semi leaves Highway 1, traffic backed up in Chilliwack

Incident happened in westbound lanes near bridge over Vedder Canal

A semi truck went off Highway 1 westbound and into the centre median on Friday, March 18, 2022. (Submitted)
Leigh Jones, owner of Inspired Arts and Gifts in Yarrow, is permanently closing her store on May 15, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Owner of Yarrow’s only gift store says goodbye as she prepares to close shop permanently

Inspired Arts and Gifts to close following ‘challenging and difficult’ years of COVID and flooding

Leigh Jones, owner of Inspired Arts and Gifts in Yarrow, is permanently closing her store on May 15, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Rachele Jamieson of Chilliwack said Sunwing had left her all alone in YVR after returning home on a flight from Cuba at 3 a.m. on March 1, 2022. She found out on March 14 that Sunwing will be reimbursing her the full amount of her trip. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Sunwing to fully reimburse Chilliwack woman, 94, who was abandoned at airport

After hearing Rachele Jamieson’s ‘horror’ story, Sunwing has agreed to pay her back

Rachele Jamieson of Chilliwack said Sunwing had left her all alone in YVR after returning home on a flight from Cuba at 3 a.m. on March 1, 2022. She found out on March 14 that Sunwing will be reimbursing her the full amount of her trip. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)